This post is sponsored by the Plant-Based promotion at Publix. The opinions and text are all mine.

This strawberry cauliflower smoothie bowl is loaded with salty peanut butter, sweet berries, and riced cauliflower, which makes this smoothie extra thick and creamy. You’d never guess there is a vegetable in the base of this tasty smoothie bowl!

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How to Make a Super Thick Smoothie Bowl

One question I hear all the time is “How do you make your smoothie bowls so thick?” and I’m here to share a secret! Frozen riced cauliflower is a great way to thicken your smoothie, bulk it up, and add extra nutrition to your morning meal! It may sound crazy, but once it’s blended, no one would guess it’s in there!

The other key to a thick smoothie is to use frozen fruit. In this recipe, I used frozen strawberries. If you’re freezing your own strawberries, I recommend slicing them before freezing them. That makes it easier to blend if you don’t have a high-powered blender. If you do have a powerful blender, you can use any frozen strawberries right from the bag! You may need to add an extra splash of almond milk to keep things moving. For more tips, check out my blog post on how to make a super thick smoothie!

cauliflower smoothie in blender

Does Cauliflower Taste Good in a Smoothie?

It may sound crazy to add cauliflower to your smoothie, but I promise you won’t taste it! I like using Green Giant Riced Veggies Cauliflower because there are no seasonings or added oils so it’s just 100% riced cauliflower. If you can’t find plain riced cauliflower, you can use regular frozen cauliflower and blend it in your blender with the almond milk before you add the rest of your ingredients.

Does Cauliflower Need to be Cooked for Smoothies?

You do not need to cook the riced cauliflower before adding it to a smoothie. It’s best if it’s frozen, as it will make the smoothie thicker. Most cauliflower is blanched before being frozen, but even if it’s not, there’s no need to cook it before adding it to your smoothie.

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Strawberry Cauliflower Smoothie Bowl Ingredients

  • Plain rice cauliflower– Again, make sure there are no seasonings added!
  • Frozen strawberries– If you want to use fresh strawberries, freeze them overnight. This will give you a super thick smoothie.
  • Creamy peanut butter– This adds healthy fat to the smoothie making it extra creamy.
  • Almond milk– A little liquid is needed to get your smoothie blended.
  • Agave nectar- I like agave because it tastes like honey but it’s vegan. You can also substitute with maple syrup.

I got all of these ingredients at Publix!

Smoothie Bowl Toppings

I topped my strawberry cauliflower smoothie bowl with Back to Nature Granola, strawberry slices, and coconut shreds. I love the texture of the granola! I used a combination of the peanut butter granola which has big clumps, and the classic granola which is a little easier to sprinkle. The mix was perfect!

strawberry smoothie bowl

Smoothie Bowl Substitution Ideas

  • Back to Nature has tons of granola flavors, so you could mix it up with chocolate granola for more sweetness!
  • If you don’t have coconut shreds, try sliced almonds for a different crunch!
  • You can use a combination of frozen raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries for more of a tart mixed berry flavor!
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cauliflower smoothie bowl

Strawberry Cauliflower Smoothie Bowl

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Smoothie Bowl 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Smoothie


This smoothie bowl is loaded with salty peanut butter, sweet strawberries, and riced cauliflower which makes this smoothie extra thick and creamy. You’d never guess there is a vegetable in the base of this tasty smoothie bowl!


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  • 1/2 cup Green Giant Riced Veggies Cauliflower, frozen
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons agave or maple syrup (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter


  • 1 tablespoon Back to Nature Peanut Butter Granola
  • 1 tablespoon Back to Nature Classic Granola
  • 3 strawberries, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. Add the cauliflower, frozen strawberries, almond milk, and peanut butter in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, you may need to add more almond milk.
  3. Top with desired toppings and enjoy immediately.

Looking for more smoothie bowl ideas? Check out this list of my favorite smoothie bowl toppings!

peach raspberry smoothie

Need more smoothie bowl ideas? Here are a few of my favorites

What are your favorite smoothie bowl toppings?